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  • Necessity of civil disobedience in the fight for justice, how Tim's jury was ordered to abdicate moral conscience, and the future of the environmental movement

    Tim DeChristopher on Bill Moyers

    Necessity of civil disobedience in the fight for justice, how Tim's jury was ordered to abdicate moral conscience, and the future of the environmental movement

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  • Broadcasting live with Ustream Have a question for Tim DeChristopher during his first public address since being released from the prison system? Tweet us! Use the hashtag #Bidder70. Join us […]

    Earth Day Q&A with Tim DeChristopher @ 8:15PM MST #Bidder70

    Broadcasting live with Ustream Have a question for Tim DeChristopher during his first public address since being released from the prison system? Tweet us! Use the hashtag #Bidder70. Join us […]

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  • Tim's minister, legal team, and beloved community of supporters in Salt Lake City.

    Press Conference for Tim’s Transfer & Appeal

    Tim's minister, legal team, and beloved community of supporters in Salt Lake City.

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  • If we allow the law to dictate what is fair as in the case of putting Tim DeChristopher behind bars—for committing civil disobedience in the name of a livable future, for raising a paddle to expose corruption between industry and government—then we are not just prisoners but slaves to the corporations in bed with the courts.

    Terry Tempest Williams speaks the truth on Tim DeChristopher

    If we allow the law to dictate what is fair as in the case of putting Tim DeChristopher behind bars—for committing civil disobedience in the name of a livable future, for raising a paddle to expose corruption between industry and government—then we are not just prisoners but slaves to the corporations in bed with the courts.

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  • Consider this your call to action. Consider this the spark that will ignite this movement. We demand today and tomorrow a healthy and just world for our children and for our children's children. And we will not stop until the real criminals--the fossil fuel industry that is raping and pillaging our planet--be held accountable.

    Tim DeChristopher’s Imprisonment: Our Call to Action!

    Consider this your call to action. Consider this the spark that will ignite this movement. We demand today and tomorrow a healthy and just world for our children and for our children's children. And we will not stop until the real criminals--the fossil fuel industry that is raping and pillaging our planet--be held accountable.

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  • At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like.  In these times of a morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like.  With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow.  The choice you are making today is what side are you on.

    Tim’s official statement at his sentencing hearing

    At this point of unimaginable threats on the horizon, this is what hope looks like. In these times of a morally bankrupt government that has sold out its principles, this is what patriotism looks like. With countless lives on the line, this is what love looks like, and it will only grow. The choice you are making today is what side are you on.

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  • The government's statement is clear. Tim has been sentenced to 2 years as punishment for his politics; for the uncompromising content of his speeches and organizing. This sentence is a call to action. For Tim's sacrifice to truly mean something, for the spark it ignites in each of us to burn, we all must take action.

    Breaking: Tim DeChristopher sentenced to 2 years in prison, taken immediately into custody

    The government's statement is clear. Tim has been sentenced to 2 years as punishment for his politics; for the uncompromising content of his speeches and organizing. This sentence is a call to action. For Tim's sacrifice to truly mean something, for the spark it ignites in each of us to burn, we all must take action.

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  • DeChristopher and his non-profit organization, Peaceful Uprising, have asserted that the highly publicized prosecution is a means for the federal government to intimidate activists in general. The organization encourages non-violent civil disobedience as an effective tactic to further progressive social change.

    For Immediate Release

    DeChristopher and his non-profit organization, Peaceful Uprising, have asserted that the highly publicized prosecution is a means for the federal government to intimidate activists in general. The organization encourages non-violent civil disobedience as an effective tactic to further progressive social change.

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  • To think that a young man in an act of conscience might spend ten years, five years, one year in a federal prison for raising a paddle in an already illegal sale of oil and gas leases,  compared to  the CEO of BP or the financial wizards on Wall Street who have pocketed millions of dollars at our expense who will never  step into a court of law to even get their hands slapped, let alone go to jail, is an assault on democracy.

    Terry Tempest Williams on Tim’s Potential Sentence

    To think that a young man in an act of conscience might spend ten years, five years, one year in a federal prison for raising a paddle in an already illegal sale of oil and gas leases, compared to the CEO of BP or the financial wizards on Wall Street who have pocketed millions of dollars at our expense who will never step into a court of law to even get their hands slapped, let alone go to jail, is an assault on democracy.

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